Chris is the son of John Michael Russell and Gwendoline Mary Russell. He grew up in Knaresborough North Yorkshire, England. He has two sisters, Joanne Louise Russell and Dawn Mary Allanson. He has two nieces, Lauren and Loa Allanson.
Chris went to King James's Grammar school Knaresborough and followed onto The University College of Ripon and York St John where he studied Environmental Science and Primary Teaching.
He began his teaching career in 1997.
Chris and Louise married at Woodhall Hotel, Linton, Wetherby on 25th May 2003. Shortly after they left to spend 2 years teaching in Vietnam before heading to Budapest in 2005.
On 1 Oct 2009 at 21:22 GMT Crystal McCann wrote:
On 1 Oct 2009 at 17:07 GMT Chris Russell wrote: